Jade Etherington to turn on Bourne Christmas lights

Paralympian Jade Etherington and her guide Caroline Powell celebrate silver at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Russia.
Paralympian Jade Etherington and her guide Caroline Powell celebrate silver at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Russia.

Bourne’s record breaking Paralympian Jade Etherington will be turning on this year’s Christmas lights in Bourne.

Skiing star Jade, who won three silver medals and one bronze medal at this year’s paralympics in Sochi, Russia, will throw the switch on this year’s illuminations in the town centre.

Jade will switch on the Christmas lights on Saturday next week, at 4.30pm, along with Bourne Town Mayor, Bob Russell and Santa Claus.

This year’s Christmas Extravaganza is set to be bigger and better than before, with Bourne’s town centre being transformed into a bustling European market place from 10am.

Traders will be coming from France, Belgium, Italy, Spain and Holland, offering an array of delights from the Continent including cheeses, sausages and freshly made crepes to handbags, soaps and children’s toys.

Alongside the market will be a programme of entertainment taking place throughout the day, including carol singing, live music, street magicians, and live performances.

There will also be a fun fair in the town to entertain the children, along with a nativity scene, Santa’s grotto and a Christmas tree festival at Bourne Methodist Church.

On the day there will be a chance to win £150 cash, in a competition being run around the town in the local shops.

Gordon Cochran, from Gordon’s Photographic in Bourne, is organising this year’s festivities and wants the people of Bourne to go along and get involved.

Gordon has great hopes for this year’s event and wants to attract more people to go along and enjoy the festive fun.